The Elephant Wrestler

138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, 0622
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Sun-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thur-Sat 12pm-1am

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  • Smoking Room/Table
  • Full Bar
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About The Elephant Wrestler

The gastropub with a bit of attitude, The Elephant Wrestler in Takapuna is full of life. The outdoor courtyard is jam-packed come summer, while indoors is the perfect place to nestle up. The menu has something for everyone from burgers and pasta to vegan curries and dumplings. Top it off with a slice of cake and a classic cocktail before calling it a day.

Cuisine: Pizza, Pub Food
Dress Code: Relaxed
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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Nice food and setting

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

A really cool place and atmosphere. I would say it a little loud, however, that wasn't a biggie and the food was great and the team is super friendly. definitely would reccomend.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

We visited as a family- they had a good variety of food to suit everyone and it was all very tasty. Service was great- attentive and friendly. Highly recommend for relaxed, informal dining.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Awesome food. Very friendly and great staff It was our first time there and we will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

The Wrestler is a fine establishment. Our group of friends have been meeting there for Friday evening catch up for nearly 10 years. We enjoy the environment, great staff, excellent venue and the service couldn’t be better. The evening livens up later but if you enjoy an early evening chat with friends and are frustrated by battling the loud music in a pub. This is the spot for you. Thanks Alex for all the good times, we wish you well, you’ll excel at whatever you chose to do next.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

We really enjoyed our night out. Great food

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The quiz night was well run and just a fantastic atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Professional and friendly service. Great time - aided by great staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Super quick service. Food was excellent, only gripes were the pork belly bites had far too much of the sauce, was super sweet and over powering, and the brownie was very average, nothing special, needs berry compote also. Steak, fried chicken and fish was very good however - steak cut fries would be a better option too. Would visit again :)

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Great staff & service! Always friendly and cheerful, anticipate ypur needs.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Once again we enjoyed a great couple of hours at our favourite pub. If you’re in the mood for a catch up with friends over a great selection of ales and scrumptious food. You simply can’t go past the Elephant Wrestler, great people and thankfully the music always kept at an unobstrusive level. We’ll be back next week for sure.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

I come here often, the staff are always friendly and super helpful. Always great food and a good experience all round. Elephant Wrestler is my favorite restaurant on the North Shore.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Amazing team of girls, so friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic. I'd love a "smaller" plate option as I always find the meals are way too big and I roll home :). Keep doing what you do!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Postmix was flat. Great Staff & place and we will be back :)

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

The food was yummy and serving sizes were large. There seemed to be a bit of confusion with the waitresses therefore the service was slow.

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Hi Judy, thanks for the feedback. It is very difficult trying to juggle the covid level 2.5 service restrictions and delivering the attentive style of service we usually deliver. I do believe there was a little bit of a challenge getting used to these restrictions again and we certainly appreciate your patience around this. We do hope you get to join us again soon and we can assure you that we will be all over it....

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Great value for money, generous servings, great service, would go again.

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Thanks Peter, we really appreciate the feedback. It would be really great to get some feedback from you re atmosphere. We only open at 12pm but would be great to see what your thoughts around this were. Please feel free to email me on [email protected] truly welcome any feedback. We only aim to get better!!

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great service, especially when watching a game - everything came quickly and tasted good

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Cheers David. What a game of footy too right? Thanks for supporting local mate, we truly appreciate it, and thanks for the great feedback. We do hope that you get to come down again soon and watch some more footy and enjoy another feed soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Food is great and we all enjoyed our time :)

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Cheers Cassandra. we are pleased you enjoyed yourself.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Good first night out in a while

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HI Jade, again we appreciated the support of our locals, our neighbours and even some friendly new faces. We are glad you enjoyed your night and hope that you join us again soon and do it all again.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Steve & Alex run a remarkable establishment. We are regulars and are always impressed by their service and consideration. We especially enjoy the opportunity to enjoy are weekly catch up unimpeded by raucous music in the early evening. This great venue warrants your support if you’re looking for a convivial venue for any occasion.

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THanks Max. We look forward to seeing you boys every Friday night. Just making sure we keep the music at the right level. : )

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Big food portions good value for money.

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Thanks Minette. You gotta love your local pub right? But seriously, thanks for the feedback. We do appreciate you taking the time to give it to us.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The team that served our table for my daughters 18th birthday were amazing! Super attentive and very accommodating and very friendly. Thank you for making my daughters birthday special. Highly recommended to anyone!

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HI Ameeta, the team will be very pleased we could help make your daughters 18th birthday special for you, her and your guests. We love doing our jobs and it is always nice when we can make a special occasion that little bit more special. We do hope we see you again before your daughters 19th birthday!!

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Well run quiz night!

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Hi Kylie, thanks for the feedback. We do appreciate it.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Great all round.

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Hi Briana, thanks for the feedback. The entire team will be stoked. See you again soon hopefully.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Grabbed an early dinner before a show. Great food, and excellent service by Annabel. Fab way to start our night out. Thanks!

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HI Rachelle, we are so pleased we could help kick start your special night out so well. Annabel really is a super star and she will be so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We do hope we see you again soon, and hopefully before you head out for another show.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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